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CO-OPTATION. A concurring choice. Sometimes applied to the act of the members of a corporation, in choosing a person to supply a vacancy. in their body.

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Some people are sure that business will at least attempt to co-opt any effort to practice spirituality at work.
In a nutshell: Despite the efforts of a talented cast, this attempt to co-opt Hollywood razzle-dazzle fizzles.
are able to co-opt Moore's popularity among Christian conservatives and win their races, Moore's influence in Alabama politics--and perhaps nationally--is sure to grow.
How can they look down on gays if we co-opt the "family values" that they believe give them privilege in society, in church, and in heaven?
They try to get in touch with the bad guys, the enemies, and co-opt them in some way, with money or something else"--which is quite different from forging a working relationship.
He said that a greater flexibility to co-opt specialists and increased use of email to communicate will allow the NFU to respond swiftly and more effectively to issues affecting the sector.
If anything, those numbers tell the sort of story that you used to expect from Rolling Stone, the one about how drug warriors co-opt the media and blame the mayhem surrounding the illegal drug trade on a substance's mythically evil attributes rather than its black-market status.
The writer gets to see the executive on a more personal level, which is a great way to co-opt him outright, or soften his coverage of the executive and the company.
They should not be allowed to co-opt the mantle of defenders of liberty and the Constitution.
The ability of life forms to co-opt each other has taken a novel twist: Scientists have provided the first proof that a bacterium takes up long-term residence inside another bacterium.
When the corporate status quo is threatened by |the rest of us' (seeking better working conditions, national health care, fair prices for farmers, safe food, freedom from toxic pollution, and social justice), the PR flacks, lobbyists, and trade associations mobilize to crush or co-opt the outnumbered, outgunned reformers," Stauber writes.
DENBY DALE Parish Council is looking to co-opt a councillor for the Skelmanthorpe ward.